Gadget Box for BlackBerry 10 gets updated with some nice new features

Gadget Box for BlackBerry 10
By James Richardson on 2 Jul 2013 05:42 am EDT
3
loading...
0
loading...
35
loading...

We featured Gadget Box when it first became available for the BlackBerry Z10 and although it's not an app I tend to use very often it has always remained on my device for the odd occasion when it does come in handy.

The app has recently been updated with a couple of cool new features and if you didn't see our original video of Gadget Box you can do so here. Essentially, the application is like having a collection of tools all within one place. There's a flashlight, speedometer, protractor, spirit level, and ruler just to name a few.

This latest update brings the following new items:

  • New Lux Meter gadget
  • Added fuel consumption unit group to unit calculator
  • Added optional altitude readout to the speedometer
  • Bug fixes

Gadget Box now also supports the BlackBerry Q10 and Q5 so everyone can have these handy tools within their smartphone. Trust me - it's a beauty this one.

More information/Download Gadget Box for BlackBerry 10

 

30 comments

EDupres

FIRST

Posted via CB10

codiak

Woop, thanks for the amazing input....

black hole

First grade?

Posted via CB10

Ribes Nigrum

First app I installed on my Z. Handy app.

Posted via CB10

luv4berrycrack

The LUX meter is very interesting. This can be handy for me at work. Thanks for the update to this app. Will be getting it. As I did NBA Jam after reading your post last night.

Posted via CB10

djraz_official

What. Is the LUX meter something new on this app. Not even listed as a tool

Posted via CB10

djraz_official

Never mind my question lol

Posted via CB10

luv4berrycrack

James why does this not qualify as an app. What would it be considered? A utility a maybe? Thanks.

Posted via CB10

luv4berrycrack

Never mind, I think in the first paragraph it meant new app.

Posted via CB10

toy4mud

No, it meant an app that he doesn't use very often.

Posted via CB10

ruhban

What's that lux metre thing?

Posted via CB10

jwyoungy

It measures the available light where ever you are

Posted via CB10

djraz_official

Yeah the flaw with that there is no standard definition for 1 lux. Unlike db or sone or phon. Lux is never been defined thus it varies by user or manufacturer or tool.... sad but true.

Posted via CB10

nikhildhoot

Are you sure? As i understand, lux is a standard unit of illumination in the SI system.

Posted via CB10

djraz_official

Yeah. I'm dead certain. It's hard to explain. It is a standard unit but with no international rating Sony. Panasonic. Jvc all claim 1 lux or lower ratings in capture but each actually defines what a lux unit is. Sad that a basic measurement like that isn't standardised in reading.

Posted via CB10

ruhban

Thanks :)

Posted via CB10

WowbaggerUK

First app I bought for the Z10. I don't use it all that often but still a couple of quid well spent.

Posted via CB10

Jaysent Garcia

Nice app

Posted via CB10

CJB012

One of the most useful apps I have on my Z10. Has lots of cool features that you'll need at some point.

Posted via CB10

djraz_official

Now if there is a sound meter added that can register beyond 90db then it'll be the ultimate app!

Posted via CB10

in_loco_nomen

Sound meter would be the balls!

Posted via CB10

kunamvahees

This is the first app I bought. I'm very happy with the new features.
Thanks guys.

Posted via CB10

seemsixty7

I just bought it and I like it. The protractor is pretty cool as well. I like the morse code gadget. It would be cool if it could recognize signals via light as well.

07thking

Love this app!

Posted via CB10 - Channel C00016D81

modxanimal

This app is the sh!t, James is very responsive as well, excellent support.

ORIGINQuest

I don't mind spending money on good apps and so far this has been the best one of the best apps I've bought.

Posted via CB10

b-dubya

I can't seem to figure out the ruler function...I've tried following the help guide and it doesn't seem to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated...

ParadoxLogic

You are essentially "holding" the ruler in place while you slide the phone. Make sure the surface is smooth, or that you have a case on. To be as accurate as possible, the best thing to do is pick a spot that aligns with the a high-number mark on the ruler, do the slide, then make sure the spot is realigned now that it is one of the "lower numbers". Then, pick another spot against a higher number, slide again, re-align. Repeat until object measured. I've measured table lengths this way, but I wouldn't want to do anything longer than that :)

Apologies in advance for the video quality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2hnPV-Oj4I

b-dubya

Thanks!

Posted via CB10

Tabdy

what is the 'follow me' function in the compass app. How does it work, what does it do?